Fly’s rumorama: Theo Epstein, Joba Chamberlain, Indiana Pacers, Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Tiger Woods

MLB: It seems some BoSox fans are a little miffed that Theo Epstein took in a Pearl Jam concert rather than watching the Sox get beat by the Yankees on Monday. Fly’s with Globe staffer Nick Cafardo, who tells Boston fans to give it a rest. Cafardo writes, "For the past two weeks Epstein has been all over the country, watching amateur players the Sox might consider in the June draft. He had just returned to Boston Monday. He’s doing what executives do this time of the year — cross-checking prospects the scouting staff has recognized as the best players in the country. … According to a team source, Epstein has watched every pitch of every game while on the road. There’s nothing he isn’t up on. And if he had been in New York, what could he have done — tackle Alex Rodriguez so he couldn’t come to the plate and tie the game with a homer in the ninth?"

• It’s never a long ride from cheers to jeers in New York, and Joba Chamberlain is hearing it from the famously tough (some could say fickle) Yankees fans.

NBA: The Indiana Pacers are employing the old "if you don’t build us a new palace, we’re leaving" strategy in an effort to get public funding for running Canseco Fieldhouse. The Indianapolis Star asks some experts about how likely it is the Pacers would really move, and if so, where?

NASCAR: Tired of that ever-so-neutral female voice on your nav system? TomTom is introducing a new line of voices using NASCAR and IRL drivers Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, Fly’s sister publication SportsBusiness Journal reports. TomTom is an associate sponsor for all three drivers in their respective series. TomTom users can download a driver’s voice at tomtom.com/racevoices. Montoya’s turn-by-turn directions are available in either English or Spanish.

GOLF: The latest rumors on the Tiger Woods-Elin Nordegren divorce are all neatly packaged for you in one place on USAToday.com. The highlight is a Chicago Sun-Times report that Tiger wants a lifetime confidentiality clause, which would prevent Elin from doing a book or TV deal or giving any interviews about their marriage.

MLB: It seems some BoSox fans are a little miffed that Theo Epstein took in a Pearl Jam concert rather than watching the Sox get beat by the Yankees on Monday. Fly’s with Globe staffer Nick Cafardo, who tells Boston fans to give it a rest. Cafardo writes, "For the past two weeks Epstein has been all over the country, watching amateur players the Sox might consider in the June draft. He had just returned to Boston Monday. He’s doing what executives do this time of the year — cross-checking prospects the scouting staff has recognized as the best players in the country. … According to a team source, Epstein has watched every pitch of every game while on the road. There’s nothing he isn’t up on. And if he had been in New York, what could he have done — tackle Alex Rodriguez so he couldn’t come to the plate and tie the game with a homer in the ninth?"

• It’s never a long ride from cheers to jeers in New York, and Joba Chamberlain is hearing it from the famously tough (some could say fickle) Yankees fans.

NBA: The Indiana Pacers are employing the old "if you don’t build us a new palace, we’re leaving" strategy in an effort to get public funding for running Canseco Fieldhouse. The Indianapolis Star asks some experts about how likely it is the Pacers would really move, and if so, where?

NASCAR: Tired of that ever-so-neutral female voice on your nav system? TomTom is introducing a new line of voices using NASCAR and IRL drivers Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, Fly’s sister publication SportsBusiness Journal reports. TomTom is an associate sponsor for all three drivers in their respective series. TomTom users can download a driver’s voice at tomtom.com/racevoices. Montoya’s turn-by-turn directions are available in either English or Spanish.

GOLF: The latest rumors on the Tiger Woods-Elin Nordegren divorce are all neatly packaged for you in one place on USAToday.com. The highlight is a Chicago Sun-Times report that Tiger wants a lifetime confidentiality clause, which would prevent Elin from doing a book or TV deal or giving any interviews about their marriage.

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